Passion Tea: Is It Good For You?

Passion tea is a proprietary herbal tea blend. This refreshing drink is popular in the summer. It consists of hibiscus flowers, natural tropical flavors, citric acid, licorice root, orange peel, cinnamon, rosehips, lemongrass, and fruit juice extract for color.

Passion tea is popular for its vibrant, tropical flavor, and its blend of unique ingredients offers several potential health benefits. Passion tea has been made popular by mainstream cafes and grocery stores, where you can purchase Tazo Passion Tea to brew at home. 

Nutrition Information

One cup of brewed passion tea contains: 

  • Calories: 0
  • Protein: 0 grams
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 0 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams
  • Sugar: 0 grams

Passion tea is a good source of: 

Passion tea is also an excellent source of Vitamin C. Studies have shown that Vitamin C may help support a healthy immune system, prevent gum disease, and protect against free radical damage.

Potential Health Benefits of Passion Tea

Passion tea is a refreshing source of vitamins and minerals. However, tea should be consumed in moderation to avoid any adverse effects. 

Research has found several potential health benefits to drinking passion tea: 

Anti-Inflammatory Effects 

The orange peel present in passion tea is an excellent source of polyphenols. Studies show that polyphenols can have anti-inflammatory effects. The prevention of inflammation can lead to improved management of specific diseases — such as type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Rosehip — part of the herbal blend of passion tea — has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects. Research shows that rosehip has demonstrated benefits in treating conditions like arthritis and irritable bowel syndrome.

Lower Blood Pressure

Hibiscus is one of the main ingredients in passion tea's tropical blend. Studies show that hibiscus can be beneficial to treating hypertension. Hibiscus has been shown to lower blood pressure when consumed regularly.

Immune System Support

The rosehip and orange peels in passion tea are also a good source of Vitamin C, a vitamin and antioxidant which supports a healthy immune system. Vitamin C may be useful in preventing seasonal colds

Disease Prevention

Studies show that tea consumption may help prevent cardiovascular disease and some cancers.

Potential Risks of Passion Tea

Because passion tea includes potent herbal ingredients, you should consult with your physician before taking it or any other supplement. Consider the following before preparing or drinking passion tea:

Heavy Metal Poisoning 

Studies show that brewed teas may contain unsafe levels of heavy metals. Though tea is largely beneficial to your health, you should buy and consume organic teas whenever possible to lower the risk of consuming unsafe amounts of heavy metals.

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Dan Brennan, MD on September 25, 2020

Sources

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Australian Family Physician: "Rosehip: An evidence based herbal medicine for inflammation and arthritis."

Current Pharmaceutical Design: "Tea and Health: Studies in Humans."

ESHA Research, Inc., Salem, Oregon: "Passion Tea."

Fitoterapia: "Hibiscus sabdariffa L. in the treatment of hypertension and hyperlipidemia: a comprehensive review of animal and human studies."

Frontiers in Nutrition: "The Role of Polyphenols in Human Health and Food Systems: A Mini-Review."

Harvard Health Publishing: "Can Vitamin C Prevent a Cold?"

Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: "Vitamin C in Disease Prevention and Cure: An Overview."

Journal of Toxicology: "The Benefits and Risks of Consuming Brewed Tea: Beware of Toxic Element Contamination."

Tazo: "Passion"

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